November 30, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces new Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Corporate Partner hire

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Mr Patrick Dahm as a Partner (Foreign Lawyer) in our Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Corporate Practices with effect from 13 November 2015.   Patrick graduated from the University of Hamburg in 2001. After a stint as legal advisor with the German Embassy in Singapore and his pupillage, he was admitted in 2006 and registered as a Foreign Lawyer in Singapore in 2008. In 2014, he was registered as a Foreign Practitioner admitted to practise Singapore law. He is currently the only Foreign Practitioner admitted to practise both German and Singapore law.   Patrick's areas of practice encompass commercial arbitration, commercial and administrative litigation as well as corporate and commercial law.   He has published professional articles and delivered speeches and lectures on a variety of subjects, most of them related to international arbitration, corporate commercial and Internet law. He is registered with the German Embassy in Singapore as an official translator.
November 19, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing partners with Singapore Management University to establish “RHT Tan Chong Huat Book Prize For Best Student in Corporate Crime”

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has partnered with Singapore Management University (SMU) to establish the “RHT Tan Chong Huat Book Prize For Best Student in Corporate Crime” award. An annual prize will be presented to the Best Student in the Corporate Crime elective and this Book Prize will run consecutively for five years.  A sum of money will also go towards the School of Law for the purpose of scholarships, book allowances and other student support schemes. On the importance of expanding the talent pool to fight financial crimes, Rajan Menon, Senior Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing said, “This Book Prize is part of our ongoing effort to recognize, motivate and ultimately, enlarge the talent pool among the undergraduate population in Singapore.  It also serves as a reminder of our commitment as a corporate citizen to the urgent cause of improving our ability as a country to tackle financial and corporate crimes. We will continue to play a role in bringing more legal talents into the corporate sector and raising awareness of the importance of having a strong financial crime fighting and compliance capabilities.”
November 17, 2015

Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Jonathan Kok invited as panellist in industry roundtable titled “Data Sharing and Greater Transparency on Cases of Security Breaches”

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Head of Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Jonathan Kok was invited to be a panellist in an industry roundtable titled “Data Sharing and Greater Transparency on Cases of Security Breaches”. The event is held today, 17 November 2015, at Zafferano, hosted by LogRhythm, a leading international firm in security intelligence and analytics. The roundtable boasts a strong panel featuring industry experts in the fields of data protection and cybersecurity. Distinguished panellists comprise: Jonathan Kok, Partner at RHTLaw Taylor Wessing Chris Petersen, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at LogRhythm Benjamin Lian, Associate Professor at School of Computing at National University of Singapore Kelvin Ang, Chief Operating Officer at CSS Industrial Pte Ltd Lam Kwok Wing, Enterprise Security Chief Architect at Fujitsu Some of the discussion topics the audience will be engaging in include: People challenge: EDB reported that Singapore will have 6000 vacancies in Security. What skills do we need to teach them moving forward? How transparent do enterprises need to be when it comes to security breaches? How should governments address the cybersecurity threats associated with the convergence of greater interconnectivity, big data analytics, the cloud and all other components of a “smart” ecosystem? The roundtable will be moderated by Bill Taylor-Mountford, LogRhythm’s Vice President - Asia Pacific and Japan.
November 16, 2015

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing announces new Corporate Senior Consultant hire

RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is pleased to announce the addition of Professor Stephen Phua as a Senior Consultant in our Corporate Practice with effect from 6 November 2015. Prof Stephen teaches Income Tax, VAT/GST, International Tax Law and Business & Finance for Lawyers in the Faculty of Law, NUS.  He is the Director (Tax), Centre for Law and Business and the Director, LLM (International Business Law) programme. He serves as a member of the executive committee, International Fiscal Association (Singapore Chapter).  He is also a regular speaker in the executive programmes at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the NUS Business School conducted for senior officials from some national tax authorities.  He was a visiting scholar/professor at several leading universities in Australia, Canada, China, Japan and the USA. He also served as a member for more than a decade on each one of the three tax tribunals (Income Tax Board of Review, GST Board of Review and Valuation Review Board). He was a consultant in IRAS and to some tax authorities in the PRC.  In 2012, he established the Center for International Tax Law in East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, PRC where he currently serves as its International Director. He was the first legal scholar from Singapore to be appointed an Eastern Scholar in Shanghai from 2012 – 2015. He has delivered papers in many international conferences and published articles in refereed journals and chapters in books. He is the editor of 2 books.